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After Years-Long Hiatus, Glenn Beck Announces He Will Be ‘Closing Out’ CPAC

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"Very excited to be involved."

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After a years-long hiatus from attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Glenn Beck announced Friday that he will be "closing out" the event this year.

Beck made the announcement during his radio show, broadcasting from South Carolina, ahead of the primaries being held there later this month.

"Very excited to be involved with this conservative organization," Beck tweeted.

In recent years, Beck and other conservative-thought leaders have been critical of CPAC since leaders at the American Conservative Union, the host of the annual event, have brought in more establishment-type figures.

Last year, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, among others, delivered speeches at the event; Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell gave addresses the year before. But the last time Beck delivered a speech at CPAC was in 2010.

Beck will deliver the closing address at CPAC 2016, which is set to take place March 2-5 at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.

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